Treatment and SIB for Individuals with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities (2 CE)
This course is for: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists
Course By: Paula Lin, LMFT
Content By: Morano, S., Ruiz, S., Hwang, J., Wertalik, J.L., Moeller, J., Karal, M.A., & Mulloy, A. Meta-analysis of single-case treatment effects on self-injurious behavior for individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities. Autism & Developmental Language Impairments, 2, 1-26.
Course Description: The negative effects of self-injurious behavior (SIB), as displayed by autistic and intellectually disabled individuals, are far-reaching. The physical ramifications and social repercussions of SIB can be significant for the respective individual and their caregivers. Several pharmacological and behavioral interventions have been used in an attempt to reduce the frequency and intensity of SIB. Punishment and differential reinforcement have evidenced the greatest impact on SIB reduction. Behavioral reinforcement-based interventions, paired with overcorrection techniques for SIB, are recommended.
- Identify the potential impact of SIB on an individual with autism and/or an intellectual disability
- Review the interventions used to reduce SIB
- Evaluate the statistical findings and clinical implications of various treatment modalities on SIB reduction
- Read and understand Meta-analysis of single-case treatment effects on self-injurious behavior for individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Consider the interventions used to reduce SIB for individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities
- Work through the post-test questions; keep in mind that answer selections should come from the attached article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to further understand the effects of various treatment modalities on SIB mitigation and/or elimination